The Calliope Poetry Series at the West Falmouth Library will hold an Epiphany Party on Sunday, January 6 from 3 to 5 PM at the West Falmouth Library.
The event is a fundraiser to support the educational and outreach programs of the Massachusetts Poetry Festival and the West Falmouth Library.
Participants are invited to bring a selection of poems for a cypher Sam 12/28/2012 [Sic?] reading in the round.
"An epiphany may be a small insight or a large revelation," said Alice Kociemba, director of Calliope. "A cipher is a reading in the round, with each participant reading a poem that connects in some way with the previous poem by tone, topic, word choice, or sound."
Participants are asked to bring 12 to 16 poems each, arranged in groups by tone, word choice, or season, to facilitate response.
"Poetry echoes images and meaning in a variety of ways," said Kociemba. "No one will be put on the spot or left out. This is a free-flowing round reading; not all poems will be read, but people should be reading to participate.
A $10 donation is requested. All are welcome to attend, including those who prefer just to listen to the readings. Refreshments will be provided. West Falmouth Library is at 575 West Falmouth Highway.
The next Calliope Poetry Reading will take place on January 13 with readings from Justen Ahren, Aimee Sands, Afaa Michael Weaver at the West Falmouth Library starting at 3 PM.
The Massachusetts Poetry Festival is a two day gathering of poets and poetry lovers from across the Commonwealth; readings, workshops, panels, concerts, a small press fair and more events take place on the grounds. The 2013 Festival begins in Salem on May 3.